For all intents and purposes, HezaChan has been cosplaying since the dawn of the internet. Granted, loads of people were online before 2001 (many of you included), but take a look back at her cosplay photos from 2001. It looks like a million years ago.

HezaChan's first cosplay was Saber Marionette J at the 2001 SugoiCon. Since then, she's become one of the internet's most recognizable cosplayers.


In Dec. 2009, Kotaku interviewed HezaChan for this feature on Western cosplayers.

What makes her cosplays so darn cool is that Hezachan makes her own costumes and often does her own wig styling. She even makes costumes for others.


On HezaChan's official site, she lists her cosplays over the years, cataloging the photos and linking her photographers, such as MonkeySensei and LJinto.

It's fascinating to see how her cosplays have evolved over the years, as well as digital photography. Here's to another ten years, HezaChan.

More photos (and photographer links) below.

HezaChan [Official Site]